We have a lot of action and excitement for our newest international Golden.
Lexi is our newest rescue from South Korea, She left Incheon on Asiana Airlines and arrived safely in America landing at LAX on January 23rd. Then she will be chauffeured to Tucson, Arizona.
Stayed tuned for updates of Lexi's journey to a Golden life.
Lexi's owner dumped her in front of a factory area and the local villagers fed her scraps as she scavenged for food. She hid when the dog meat traders would come around and was lucky they didn’t find her. Someone contacted Jenny at the Korean Dog Sanctuary Rescue and told her about Lexi, so Jenny went to save her before the butchers found her. Jenny found the owner who had dumped her, and he gave Jenny permission to take her.
Lexi is currently residing with her family and quickly settling in. Her past experiences dodging dog meet traders has made her understandably very cautious when she is outside the safety of her new yard. Her family is slowly teaching her that she no longer needs to be afraid of anything. She loves toys and her new bed.See her latest photos below.
Lexi (now known as Luna)'s update - 19 March 2018
There’s a lot to be said about the benefits of steady companionship (pack family) and routine (activities and surroundings) when it comes to making a rescued Golden feel comfortable in a new and unfamiliar environment.
If you’ve followed Lexi’s (now Luna’s) story, you know that she came from the streets of Seoul, South Korea to RAGAZ in Tucson, by way of Los Angeles. Since landing in her forever home, we’ve tried to provide her with a stable, secure and loving environment that she can trust will not be a threat to her general well-being.
We work diligently to convey to her that we are her permanent pack family and that we will not abandon her so we take her on frequent walks and car rides and don’t lock her away from us when we’re relaxing at home. We have established routines around feeding, sleeping, “getting busy”, and quiet time which have all seemed to calm Luna and build up a trust that she no longer has to wonder where her next meal is coming from nor fear the dog meat patrols she dodged in Seoul.
The results of this approach have been, in our opinion, pretty remarkable. She is no longer the timid little girl that we had to carry over the door threshold. In the 7 weeks Luna has been with us, she is house-broken and crate trained, walks well on a leash (although there’s always room for improvement), and has all of the indicators of being capable to socialize with other dogs and humans. We attribute our collective success in our pack more to her disposition and innate intelligence than what we, as her forever family, have provided.
Kudos to RAGAZ for pairing us up with a Golden that is so very simpatico with us and who so easily integrated with our family.